Mr. Speaker, I have a letter signed by Ovide Mercredi to the minister. He says: "For God's sake, respect our rights".
Bill C-68 has some draconian search and seizure provisions. The police are given enormous powers and discretion to inspect for firearms and search and seize without warrant. At one time Canada had writs of assistance which were in effect permanent, blanket search warrants. They were withdrawn and these kinds of searches are no longer allowed.
Is the minister intending to bring back something even more reprehensible than writs of assistance through his so-called inspection provisions?